J.CREW Lamb’s Conduit Street London

October 23rd, 2014

While on a shopping trip to purchase a a few little somethings to perk up Honey’s wardrobe, I ran into David Bray, the director of the J.Crew Lamb’s Conduit men’s store.  If you haven’t been, Lamb’s Conduit Street, right outside Russell Square (and the British Museum), is one of those streets in London rarely visited by tourist.  It has a treasure trove of small stores that carry just the right pieces to add interest to your home or wardrobe.

Happy Thursday! x

 

The Art of Layering

September 26th, 2014

layering boston london layer clothing sweaters

Boyfriend Cardigan (Plus Size Alt from One Stop Plus) / (Faux) Leather Jacket / Fly-Away Cardigan / Long Sleeved Tee (XS to XXL!) / Pocket Vest (Plus Size Alt from Rainbow) / Singlet Tank from Monki

So, what’s up with the weather lately? Here in London, we’ve been going from the mid-70s to 50s to 80s all in the same week?! We’re in the middle of September, so it’s time for the fall weather to just stay put. We need to be able to enjoy sweater weather because before we know it, we’ll be in the middle of winter.  Eek!

Since the weather is so unpredictable from day-to-day (and even from hour-to-hour here in London), the only solution to this problem is layering. It’s always easier to remove a light layer or two, rather than be stuck in a bulky sweater. We’ve all made the unfortunate mistake of dressing up for the brisk morning temperatures and then been have been stuck sweltering under a cable-knit by the afternoon, because the sun finally decided to come out. Cardigans thrown elegantly over your shoulders or folded into your purse will make bearing the sudden heat a bit manegable, no?

Notting Hill Carnival

September 3rd, 2014

Notting Hill Festival

Last weekend we headed off to the Notting Hill Carnival which has been held in Notting Hill since 1966.  The Carnival is part Caribbean festival in that there is great music, raggae and soca and part street party.  While the floats wind down the main streets of Notting Hill, the side streets are closed down for street parties.  Imagine booming soca on one street, popular music on another and electronic dance music on another street.  To boot, there were even a local DJs lay spinning beats.

I can see why the Carnival is such a popular location as it seems that everyone in the whole of London descended to West London to party. Check it out next year if you are around London in late August.

Shoe Love: Sophia Webster

September 1st, 2014

 

I’m crushing on these flats from Sophia Webster right now.  Back to work for me.

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash Commercial

August 27th, 2014

There are many things you shouldn’t forget to mention to dear friends…and family. I suppose starring in a commercial should be that list.  In my case, after participating in a Dove commercial, well….I….ummm forgot to tell my dear ones.

I woke up a few weeks ago to gazillion messages on Facebook. “OMG, Tini, I was watching the Kardashians and there you were in a Dove commercial!?!!” wrote my cousin.

“Tini!!!” wrote a friend from London. “Last night, you couldn’t mention that you were going to be in a commercial that airs on national TV?!”

“Martini, did I just see you on TV while watching the Emmys?” wrote a classmate from college.

You’d think I’d remember to tell everyone about the commercial. After all, I shower with the same body wash from the shoot every morning. Hmm….maybe I need to be more communicative with my friends. And let’s not forget about keeping you in the dark.  Just, so you don’t get completely left out of the loop, here’s the commercial.

I had so much fun working with Dove and the team who produced the commercial. I miss them already.  May you have the opportunity to meet and work such wonderful and kind people on an everyday basis.